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. >>> this will be a day busy working on a came payne trail for a number of elected officials. president obama is in ohio and then louisiana. >> mitt romney is in new hampshire but paul ryan is hitting the road in north carolina where thousands of democratic delegates will be arriving in charlotte this morning. >> abc brandy hitt has the latest on what's going on on tobacco road. >> it's time to move forward. that's the choice of the election. >> reporter: this week it's the democrats' turn to rally behind president oand the bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte with democrats filling the national convention, the most open convention in history. >> right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get message across all week long including appearances by eva longorria james taylor mary j. blige and foo fighters. later michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets of charlotte sunday. on his road
obama got a lift literally from a super enthusiastic supporter during the president's weekend. this was the bus tour in florida and he stopped by big apple pizza and pasta restaurant in fort pierce. you see right therech the owner so -- there. the owner so excited he lifted the president a foot off ground. >> i guess i got caught up in the moment. it's a brief moment when i knew he was coming. he opened up the door and he was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was just so excited i just gave him a big hug and pkd him up. it was crazy. >> he says despite what people think he didn't discuss the hug with secret service and the president was genuinely surprised. the florida shop owner describes himself as a register republican who voted for obama back in 2008 and plans to do so again this november. >>> maybe you twist the edges apart and lick the frosting or dunk the cookie in a glass of milk. who knows. but everybody certainly has an oreo routine to enjoy the cookie. that routine is being twisted apart. kraft foods releasing look at
on the cal pane trail. president obama campaigns in ohio and heads to louisiana, an area hit hard by storms. mitt romney has downtime in new hampshire but paul ryan hits the road in north carolina where thousands of democrats delegates they are going to be arriving in charlotte. that's happening this morning all for the democratic national convention. and brandy hitt is there in charlotte with the latest. >> it's the time to move forward. >> reporter: this week democrats turn to rally support behind president obama and his bid for a second term the stage is set with democrats filling the convention the most open convention in history. >> right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power a get message across all week long plug aspearns business james taylor and mary j. blige and fo. fighters the later first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets of charlotte sunday many along the road to c
specifics about fixing the economy and helping the middle class. president obama splits his day quoting female viewers with an appearance on the view and showing his international profile at the united nations. bradley has the latest. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his battleground state tour in colorado today as he trays to rebound from a difficult week. polls show the race tight but president obama leads in the battlegrounds states deciding the election. in denver, romney slammed the president's record. >> it's clear we can't afford four more years like the last four years, we are going to get change, in washington to the people of america deserve. >> reporter: romney arrives in ohio tomorrow for a bus tour and greeted bay new tv ad attacking the gop nominee for saying 47% ofamericans are dependant on the government. as the campup efforts in battleground states, some in romney's party worry the race is slipping away. >> the problem was carefulness. >> reporter: president obama in new york today and tomorrow for the united nations general assembly, last night on 60 minutes, mr. oba
. one of president obama's trips to illinois nearly cost the couple their wedding. stay with us this morning. what they received from the commander-in-chief after he found out the venue was nearly double booked. details straight ahead. anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another s
seen a florida pizza shop owner giving president obama a huge bear hug. he liveed the commander and chief about a foot off the ground. and he recently spoke with cnn's wolf blitzer about what made him do it. >> i guess i got caught up in the moment. aid brief moment when i knew he -- it's a brief moment when i knew he was coming and he opened up and said where's scott and when i saw him he came at me and shook my hand and i was so excited i just gave him a big hug and picked him up. it was crazy. >> the florida shop owner describes himself as a registered republican who voted for obama in 2008 and plans to do it again in november. all the attention hasn't been positive. according to politico he says some people are boycotting his business because of that bear hug that so many people have seen. >>> bigger screens and faster internet there's a lot of rumors surrounding the iphone 5. we will tell you what you could be seeing about the iphone and when. and you don't want them getting their fingers all over your expensive reader. one company says they have a solution but the question
. (inaudible.) he goes off on obama supporters. >> 47% with him, they belief they are victims, they believe the government has a responsibility to care for them. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a responses saying it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you have written off half the nation. in a news conference monday night, romney said he could have spoken more cheirally but trying to point out the differences between the two campaigns. >> we have a different approach between a government dominated society and a society driven by free people pursuing dreams. this is a discussion about the political process of winning the election and of course i want to help all americans all americans have a bright and prosperous future and i'm convinced that the president's approach has not done that and will not do that. the campaign will allow video cameras in to private fund raisers in the future. the cast of general hospital smaller this morning, one of thactors has passed away. we will tell you about the man who for decades played the patriarch of the family. syou know, i've hel
blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think that we would consider them and ally. but we don't consider them and enemy. >> reporter: they smashed window dollars and climbed the walls in the capital. this was sparked by an anti- u.s. film made in the u.s. that mocked mohammed. >> it's disgusting. there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: the violence began on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consulate in libya, killing four americans, including the u.s. ambassador and two seal. >> we're going to bring those that killed our americans to justice. >> glenn lived life to the fullest. he was my brother. but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. >> reporter: fbi agents from the new york office will soon ab rifing in libya to assist in the investigation. paula farris, "abc news" new york. >>> 350,000 kids in chick which can will be out of school again today. the teachers are striking for at fifth day. they'll be holding talks again this morning. they're re
. >> reporter: the president was in west palm beach for a rally with supporters. a spokesman says mr. obama didn't e the crash but was notified of the death. his thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family. it's unclear if there will be charges against the pick up driver. he was a former officer of the year and survived by his wife and four children. >>> stay with us this morning, coming up, you may have seen them do it, chris brown, may have finally made piece with rihanna. sweetie, you have to scrub it first. no you don't, honey. yes, you do! don't! i've washed a few cupcake tins in my day... oh, so you're a tin expert now. is that... whoa nelly! hi, kitchen counselor here. he's actually right... with cascade complete. see cascade complete pacs work like thousands of micro-scrubbing brushes to help power away tough foods even in corners and edges. so, i was right, right? i've gotta run. more households use cascade dishwashing detergent than any other brand. i only use french's french fried onions on my crunchy onion chicken because it's america's number one brand. just minutes to make,
. >>> news around the nation. a veteran florida police officer in president barack obama's motorcade was killed. a pickup truck hit the officer, hit the motorcycle, pushing him in to a guardrail. he was traveling ahead of the motorcade. the officer was preparing to close access to the highway when the accident happened. president obama sent condolences the officer's family. >>> thank goodness no one was outside, metal landing in a seattle neighborhood. it was the size of a refrigerator. neighbors heard a crash friday. this is all part of an airplane. according to the faa the metal is part of a landing gear door from a 767. they are not sure where it came from. >>> 12-year-old boy is called a hero after steering his family to safety. his dad was having a seizure while driving on a busy road. patrick knew his family was in danger and he had to do something and grabbed the wheel from his father to save their lives. the boy from massachusetts says his father started showing signs of a seizure with his special needs sister in the backseat. >> i pulled it to the side, i turned the key off,
, they are the last of 2009 troop surge to leave the country. in 2009 president obama ordered 33,000 additional troops to afghanistan, their goal to stabilize the country. there are still about 68,000 american troops based in that country. >>> sharon love hopes her daughter's story can help others who are facing domestic violence. yeardley love was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. now her family wants to be sure her memory lives on. they created the one love foundation. we have spoke to sharon love about the foundation, the trial with george hughly and the jury that found him guilty of murder. sharon talked about what he said to the family during the sentencing. >> i think it would probably have been better had he just not said anything to us. and his appearance, when we first saw him it was entirely different than what i knew him to look like. he was -- he'd morph into a young boy again and he was presented that way in court. >> hughly was sentenced to 23 years if prison. the one love foundation has released a new public service announcement, calling it the one for change. take a look at this. the
is the leader and says they are aiming at the being aan person community and even though president obama and the naacp have support same sex marriage members of the group say they are not backing down. >> we support the president. we definitely support him. we just do not agree with his views on same sex marriage. >> reporter: the group is targeting african american communities andn baltimore city and baltimore county and prince george's county. we are live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the court could announce whether it will take up same sex marriages in two cases one involving a new york woman who sued saying federal law unfairly treats same sex couples for who are lawfully married in their state. she says she paid taxes on her wife's estate because at the time new york state didn't recognize their out of state marriage. a california case centers on the state voter approved same sex marriage. -- voter approved same sex marriage. >>> we have information an peanut butter recall that expanded raising more concerns for families. and sherrie johnson has details on what other pr
with a really special speech from first lady michelle obama and right before that keynote address, maryland governor martin o'malley took the stage. abc 2 news' linda stow is here with what he said and jobs really the focus, right? >>reporter: yeah. he used his time as governor in maryland to make a point. he said -- he pointed to the state's job growth in the private sector under his leadership. now, o'malley was on the attack as he took the stage in charlotte. he spoke for about nine minutes, and during that time he criticized romney, saying his policies would take the country back. his message to voters? give obama another four years in office and a chance to keep moving america forward. >> let us move forward, not back by reelecting barack obama, president of the united states. god bless you all. >>reporter: now, it has been widely speculated that o'malley is seeking a presidential bid in 2016, but he hasn't talked much about that during the convention. >> is he still down there? what's his schedule for today? >>reporter: well, he hasn't been talking about his so- call presidential b
michelle obama and right before the keynote address our governor, martin o'malley, he took the stage. abc 2 news' linda stow is here to tell us what he said. linda. >>reporter: he had fighting words for romney and republicans, saying under their leadership, america would move backward. o'malley was on the attack as he took the stage in charlotte. he spoke for about nine minutes. his message to voters, give obama another four years in office and a chance to keep moving america forward. he criticized romney saying his policies would take the country back. >> swiss bank accounts never created american jobs. governor romney, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >>reporter: now, it's been widely speculated that o'malley is seeking a presidential bid in 2016. politico is reporting that later this morning o'malley is set to have breakfast with iowa's delegation to the dnc. as you know, iowa is the state that always holds its caucuses before any other state. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> news time right now 5:36. in new
president obama getting his take on the whole thing and the relative of a former president explains his role. here's ed payne reporting. >>reporter: on david letterman tuesday night, president obama weighed in on mitt romney's controversial remarks. >> when i won in 2008, 47% of the american people voted for john mccain, they didn't vote for me, and what i said on election night was even though you didn't vote for me, i hear your voices, and i'm going to work as hard as i can to be your president. >>reporter: on monday secretly- recorded clips of romney speaking to a campaign fundraiser were released on the website of the left-leaning magazine mother jones. >> there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent, who believe they are victims, who believe that the government has a responsibility to care for them. >>reporter: romney explained the comments at a news conference late monday and then on fox news tuesday. >> of course we were talking about a campaign and how he's going to get to close half the vote, i'm going to get half the vote approximately. i hope i get to 50.1% or more. and, f
a few hours president obama will be speaking at the united nations general assembly. he will appear on "the view pretaped in an he can collusive interview. >> what big -- exclusive interview. >> would it be disasterous if mitt romney were elected. >> we can survive a lot but the people don't want to just survive. we want everybody to thrive and we want folks to have a shot at the success. >> the interview airs here on abc2 at 11. >>> going over the speed limit but no tickets involved. amtrak trains in our area were going faster than ever before. >>> and hundreds of flights canceled. the drama continues at american airlines. what does it mean if you have a ticket with them? >> i will want to -- you will want to dress in layers. temperatures chilly but going into the afternoon nice and comfortable but warm. i will tell you when coming up. >> reporter: good morning. a car fire is leading to a heavy heavy delay here on 95 in havre de grace. i will have the best alternate route coming up on good morning maryland. >>> 20 minutes away from 7. thanks for joining. more people die taking thei
obama no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. 47% with him, who are -- who believe they are victims and the government has a responsibility to care for them who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, housing, to you name it. the campaign manager says in a statement it is shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and delair to a group of donors that half of the american people view themselves as victims entitled to handouts and unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. at a press conference, romney tried to explain his words. >> it's not elegantly stated. of course individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: he hopes all of his lemarks will be released he says. >>> a big focus on athletes and concussions, football players today. the ravens are kicking off a new campaign about concussion, unveiling a service announcement that features mcclain
in a mass shooting at the texas base back in november of 2009. >>> president barack obama will make his speech at the convention thursday, today he is going to be on the trail again, at norfolk state university. >>> former republican presidential candidate hopeful, herman cane is hitting the road, tomorrow he is going to start his truth tour to convey his view. >>> talks raising possibility of a teachers strike in chicago next week, the head of the union says the more than 26,000 teachers and staff are prepared to strike, it would be the first in 25 years. >>> a preseason is over, tomorrow you could be ready for football. the super bowl champs, new york giants host the dallas cowboys to begin the nfl season. >>> the label says organic, that means you probably pay more for organic food. kit cost twice as much as other produce. is it worth it? maybe not. researchers at stanford found there is practically no nutritional difference between organically and nonorganically grown produce. there is a catch. if you consider pesticides, there is a big difference. the study found organic fruits and
after a blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think we consider them and ally but we don't consider them and enemy. >> reporter: protesters smashed windows and walls. this was sparked by an anti- muslim film made in the u.s. that mocks the profit mohammed. >> this movie is disgusting and there's no excuse at all to responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: this began on the and sers of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consul lit in libya that left four americans dead, including the u.s. a.m. ambassador and two navy sales. one was a former sale from massachusetts who was protecting the consulate. >> glenn lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother. but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. >> reporter: fbi agencys from the new york office will arrive in libya to assist in the investigation. paula fair farris, "abc news" new york. >>> a hearing will be healed today on a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against brett favre and the jets as well by two massage therapists t stems from inappropriate text messages tha
a long time. the last time gas was 1.84, january, 2009 when president obama was inaugurated as the 44th president. >>> the hot topic this morning should parents have a favorite kid? >> or do they have a favorite child? listen to this. a father who is is a blogger is under fire this morning for publically admitting that yes, he has a favorite child. buzz bishop wrote about how he prefers one son over the other saying he find him to be more fun. as you can imagine as soon as posted it, parents started to weigh in shocked that he would write such a thing. >> take the language and call hmm my favorite he is the one i re-- him my favorite he is the one i relate to easier if that means he is the favorite i don't think that's too evil. >> it makes me uncomfortable i think. >> unapologetic. >> let us know what you think. this is something we want your thoughts on. is it wrong he admitted to having a favorite child? weigh in on the facebook fan page and become a fan and weigh in on the debate. >> i don't think relatability because if he has interest in a other son fine. >> something else you can
that sparked the angry protests in other cities and in cairo. president obama signaled what could be a change in u.s. relations with egypt saying in a tv interview that the u.s. does not consider the current egyptian government an enemy or an ally. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> al vigil will be held tonight for a police officer. charles armetta died after falling from interstate 95. this is early saturday morning. his funeral is set for tomorrow. >>> a suspect is in shock trauma this morning after being shot by a baltimore county police officer. police say that the officer attempted to question the driver about a stolen vehicle yesterday morning. but the man took off. nearly hitting that officer. well, that's when the officer shot at him. police have found that suspect who they say he was in lying in a parking lot at catonsville high school. that officer right now is on administrative leave. >>> all right, you don't have them in your wallet i'm guessing but we are talking about the penny and one vermont sports store no longer accepting them. the owner says customers they don't see
on how much to cut support to farmers or food stamps for the poor. >>> the obama administration says that the government has already approved some of the 72,000 applications from young illegal immigrants speaking -- seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit. those who would be eligible to apply came to the united states before they turned 16 years old. >>> new census information is expected to be released today. the census bureau will announce findint from the2011 annual report income poverty and health insurance coverage in the united states. -- and arnold palmer received the congressional gold medal today. he is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf. he won 7 major championships in his long career. >>> a big day for baltimore city schools. today, the foundation hosts a grand opening of the first three school libraries and this morning abc2 news education reporter sherrieionis here with more. that's something students need but we don't think about it often when we think about schools. >> reporter: that's right. something they definitel
:00. thank you for joining us this morning. president barack obama has called the leaders of libya and egypt and urged them to continue work with the united states to ensure the safety of americans, this comes after a u.s. ambassador to libya and three others were killed on an assault in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. two leaders have agreed to work together to bring the attackers to justice. this morning we are joined by nancy yusef a former baltimore reporter now working in the middle east and knew the late ambassador. thank you for joining us this morning. you were a reporter here for the sun for years, what are you doing now in the middle east? >> caller: i am the middle east chief for the newspapers. which is the third largest news agency in the u.s.. and i report on the -- but my focus is particularly on egypt and libya and how they are evolving in the postarab spring. >> as a reporter can you give us your perspective of what happened yesterday and this morning what's the situation like there right now? >> caller: it's pretty tense actually. there are still protests going on in front
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